Details of the third SERISS training session on survey measurement quality and correction for measurement error have been announced.
Up to 25 participants are invited to the training course that will be held at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia on 26-27 February 2018.
The course will outline the issues related to measurement error in survey research and the subsequent consequences for the results of the research.
It will also present different methods to estimate and predict measurement error and show how this information can be used to improve survey questions and to correct for measurement error in data analysis.
The course is aimed at Doctoral Candidates at all stages, Postdoctorates from Humanities and Social Sciences and quantitative research practitioners.
No prior knowledge of correction for measurement error is needed, but students should be comfortable with statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, variance, standard errors and confidence intervals.
A basic understanding of survey methodology and a beginner’s level understanding of statistical software is also required.
The training session will be given by Diana Zavala-Rojas and Wiebke Weber from Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
As with all SERISS training sessions, there are no tuition fees and three meals will be provided.
Selected participants will need to cover their travel costs but there are a limited number of grants available for attendees whose financial position prevents them from being able to attend.
The deadline for applications is Monday 4 December 2017. Successful applicants will be informed of their participation on 15 December 2017.